…I Remain Senator-Elect
Senator representing Delta Central on the Senate has reacted to the Friday’s ruling of the Court of Appeal, saying it was in settlement together with his long-held place that since he was not a celebration to the Asaba judgement case, he was not certain by it.
The Court of Appeal ruling dismissed Omo-Agege’s go away of court to be joined in difficult the judgement of the Federal High Court, Asaba which nullified his election.
The three-man panel led by Honourable Justice Philomena Mbua Ekpe had dismissed the senator’s software and one other one filed by House of Representative-elect, Rev. Francis Ejirooghene Waive for missing advantage.
While talking shortly after the judgement, Omo-Agege stated he approached the court to be joined within the case to allow him ventilate his grievances on the Appeal Court since he was negatively affected within the Asaba court’s judgement.
He confused that the consent judgement which produced the Prophet Jones Erue-led faction of the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the place he emerged as candidate of the social gathering had not been challenged by the Chief Cyril Ogodo-led faction.
Omo-Agege urged his supporters to stay calm as he stays the senator-elect pending when an appeal is launched to vacate the consent judgement the place he emerged because the validly nominated candidate of the APC.
“There is no cause for alarm over the Court of Appealing ruling. I remain the senator-elect. I was validly nominated by the virtue of the consent judgement. The ruling of today (Friday) rejecting my leave of court as interested party also validate my position”, he stated.
According to him, “We went to court looking for go away to be joined as social gathering to the case with out prejudice to APC and INEC interesting. I additionally wished go away to be allowed to be joined as social gathering however the court refused my software on the bottom that I’m not an social gathering within the case which favours my case that not being an social gathering.
“I’m not certain by the Asaba court judgement as a result of I used to be by no means joined. The Federal High Court tried to make pronouncements that affected rights of people who weren’t earlier than the court. We went to the Appeal Court to be joined as events in order that we are able to ventilate our grievances however the court stated no, we can’t be joined as a result of we’re not events.
“Of course not being events, we’re not certain by the judgement and if we’re not earlier than the court, the court can not make an order that affect negatively on us. So far, we have now two judgements, however our case is based on the consent judgement of the Federal High Court, Abuja. That judgement has not been put aside.
“That judgement acknowledged our exco which is the Electoral College that produced us as candidates. It is barely a court of appeal that may put aside our electoral school however they haven’t challenged that decision. Asaba Federal High Court can not sit towards an Abuja Federal High Court as a result of they’re of the identical degree.
“When you aren’t joined in a case the regulation may be very clear, you aren’t certain by its decision. I’m very a lot on strong floor. I gained my election primarily based on the consent judgement in Abuja, and that judgement has not been put aside. Our people ought to stay steadfast.
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